Mark Teixeira, first baseman for the New York Yankees, is going to meet with the team doctors today to check on his injured wrist. It was reported earlier today that he was given a cortisone shot, but it did not do the trick like they had hoped. Now, he is going to meet with the professionals to discuss what they will do next.
It is clearly not a positive situation, and that is easy to see from the comments made from some Yankee members, including manager Joe Girardi.
“I’m concerned,” manager Joe Girardi said before Tuesday’s game against Texas. “I’ve said before that it’s tricky. What he had was a tricky injury. I’m concerned about it.”
Tex came back on the 31st of May, but then hit the DL again on the 15th with this wrist injury. Unfortunately for Yankee fans, it seems he will end up missing the rest of the season, as surgery is likely on the horizon.
He has struggled so far this year, to the tune of a .609 OPS, but injuries likely have something to do with that. That isn’t indicative of the kind of player he is, as he is usually good for an .800 OPS or better, to go along with top notch defense. But injuries are starting to pile up for him, so who knows if he will ever be the same again.